Born 1940 in Sewickley, Pennsylvania.
"Burners"Speerstra collection @ Carhartt Gallery, Weil am Rhein (D) 2009
"Burners", Speerstra Gallery, Paris 2006.
Henry Chalfant / SHARP, Montana Shop and Gallery, Barcelona 2006.
"Art is not a crime", Speerstra Gallery, Paris 2004.
Maharishi, London, 2002.
Prosper Tokyo, 2002.
"Ten Years: 1977-1987", The Prosper Gallery, New York, 2002.
"Hip Hop display at the Experience Music Project", Seattle, Wa 2000.
"Urban Mythologies", the Bronx Museum, New York, 1999.
"Hip Hop: A Cultural Expression", The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland, Ohio, 1999.
"Art of the American Century Part ll", Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 1999.
"Urban Mythologies", The Bronx Museum, New York, 1999.
Groningen Museum, Netherland, 1993.
"Since the Harlem Renaissance, 50 Years of Afro-American Art", Bucknell University, 1985.
Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, 1984.
Group show, "Artists from NY", Gallery Willem Speerstra, Monaco
"Content, a Contemporary Focus 1974-1984".
"The Comic Art Show", Whitney Downtown, New York, 1983.
Group exhibitions include: New York/New Wave, P.s.1, New York, 1981.
Addison - Ripley Gallery, Washington, 1991.
Instituto de Cultura Norteamericana, Barcelona, 1985.
Riverside Studios, London, 1985.
Canton art Institute, Canton, Ohio, 1981.
"Graffiti in New York", Ok Harris, New York, 1980.
"Burners", Henry Chalfant, Graff it productions / Speerstra gallery, 2006, Paris.
"Spray Can Art", Henry Chalfant and James Prigoff, Thames and Hudson, London and New York, 1987.
"Subway Art", Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant, Thames and Hudson, London, 1984, Henry Holt, New York, 1984.
Film and video :
Co-produced "Style Wars", a Pbs documentary film with Tony Silver, New York, 1984; co-produced with Rita Fecher and directed the documentary on South Bronx gangs, "Flyin' Cut Sleeves", 1993. Produced and directed music videos for the rap group, The Latin Empire, "Puerto Rican and Proud" for Atlantic Records and "Asi Es La Vida", chosen as one of the ten best videos on International Mtv in 1990. Produced and directed Visit Palestine: "Ten Days on the West Bank", 2002. Current projects are a documentary film, working title, "Grand Tour", based on film footage his father shot in 1931 while on a trip around the world; "From Mambo to Hip Hop", a documentary on the South Bronx produced by City Lore Inc.
Elaine Benson Gallery, Bridgehampton, New York, 1981-1983.
Sculptors Guild, Bronx Botanical Gardens, New York, 1981.
O.i.a. Battery Park, New York, 1977.
Three Rivers Arts Festival, Pittsburgh, Pa. 1977.
Group exhibitions include: Sculptors Guild, Lever House, New York, annually,1974-1983.
55 Mercer Gallery, New York, 1978.
14 Sculptors Gallery, New York, 1973.
A-Dieci Gallery, Padua, Italy, 1970.
"Graffiti Rock" with Rock Steady Crew, Fab 5 Freddy and Rammellzee at Common Ground, SoHo New York, 1981.
Rock Steady vs. Dynamic Rockers at the Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors festival, New York, 1981.
Boogie Down on the Deuce, Whitney Museum, Midtown, Producer, Henry Chalfant, New York, 1989.
Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, Pa, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Print and Photo Collection, New York. Speerstra collection.